Nearly $1 billion -- $920 million, to be more precise -- in new federal funding has been appropriated specifically for education technology since February. Via the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program, ed-tech will receive nearly $270 million more for fiscal year 2009, thanks to the $410 billion omnibus spending measure signed by President Obama on March 11. This latest appropriation is on top of the $650 million designated in February under EETT for FY09 and FY10 as part of the economic stimulus package.

Hilary Goldmann, director of government affairs for the International Society for Technology in Education, noted in a blog entry...

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